Choosing frames to make the most of your eye colour
To make the most of your blue eyes look for a frame in a contrasting colour. A bright red, pink, green, navy blue or black can make your eyes pop. Avoid very dark colours if you have pale skin. For a more understated look, choose a blue or grey shade to complement your eye colour.
Dark, brown eyes will look great teamed with bright-coloured frames such as red, blue, or green. Earthy tones match brown eyes well, such as tortoise-shell patterns, gold fleck frames, khaki green shades or deep burgundy frames. For a simple, classic look, black frames or a thin gold metal frame will look great.
Highlight your green eyes with a dark contrast frame such as black, orange, or purple. Green eyes also look wonderful with earthy tones such as tortoise-shell, deep brown, or burgundy. For a more unique look, you could choose brighter colours such as a cobalt blue frame or red. Avoid grey frames, unless it’s a dark grey, as a light grey will wash you out, particularly if you have pale skin.
Your choice depends on what shade of hazel your eyes are. Some people with hazel eyes have more of a brown tinge, some have more green and others have a high more yellow or gold tone. Choose a frame that picks up on one of the colours in your eyes. Tortoise shell, a gold fleck and shades of green work well too. Black frames provide a classic solution.
As an independent optometry practice, we choose the best eyewear to suit our patients